Bolivar Dam

Huntington District
Published Jan. 5, 2024
Bolivar Dam

Bolivar Dam

Reservations, Fees & Passes

There are no camping facilities at Bolivar Dam.

Bolivar Dam is on Sandy Creek of the Tuscarawas River, 183.4 miles above the mouth of the Muskingum River, located in Stark and Tuscarawas Counties of Ohio. 

Restroom facilities are provided at the Bolivar Dam Day Use Area on a seasonal basis (April - October).

Recreation Opportunities

Visitor Center
There is no Visitor Center at Bolivar Dam.

There are no boat launch ramps at Bolivar Dam, there is a canoe livery downstream. 

There is no camping at Bolivar Dam.

Picnic sites are located in the Day Use Recreation Area at Bolivar Dam.

Fishing is permitted at Bolivar Dam, with the best fishing done in the spillway area. There is a fishermen's parking lot at the downstream area.

Public hunting and trapping is NOT allowed until construction is complete. The construction is scheduled to be completed in July 2018. If dates change updates will be posted here. For more information call the Project Office (330) 874-2121.

There is no marina at Bolivar Dam.

There is no designated swimming area at Bolivar Dam. Bolivar Dam is a dry dam.

Bicycles are permitted on main roads in the Park Area.
There are no marked hiking trails at Bolivar Dam, but hiking is permitted on the horse trail and surrounding woods

Rules & Regulations

General Policies
A full list of Federal regulations that apply to all US Army Corps of Engineers properties can be found in Title 36 of the United States Code (USC). Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects

Possession of firearms in a federal facility, including locks, dams, power plants, ranger stations, buildings, switchyards, recreation facilities, warehouses, and offices is strictly prohibited. This prohibition includes the storage or transporting of a personally owned firearm in controlled access parking areas or Government vehicles, heavy equipment, boats and vessels under the operational control of the District regardless of its location. Exceptions for Federal employees are only allowed for Federal law enforcement officers or where possession of a firearm is specifically authorized by law.

Fireworks, along with explosives, firearms and other weapons are prohibited on Government Property. Detailed information can be found in Title 36, The Rules and Regulations that Govern Corps of Engineers Water Resource Projects, Section 327.13.

Bolivar Dam 
11614 Glen Park Road N.E. 
Bolivar, OH 44612